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Recent Publications

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The Peace Rose

A Novel

“The Peace Rose” takes us into the dark night of a woman who commits a shocking crime which reverberates across three generations, Three women are linked forever: Marilyn who is carrying deep wounds from her childhood, Suzie who suffers a devastating loss and Shondrae who struggles to find her place in the world.

In this riveting novel, the themes of love and loss are intertwined. But love cannot breathe when there are secrets buried, lies being told and deception practised. Wounded people wound others which is what happens in “The Peace Rose,” as Marilyn craves love as much as she pushes love away..

What is Marilyn’s secret? Will she be able to keep her secret from her husband, her sister and her daughter? Does ‘the peace rose’ offer them healing? Find out the answers in the enthralling family drama of “The Peace Rose.”

Published 23 August 2022

379 pages 

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Everybody's Life is a Hero's Journey

A Collection of Short Stories 

The stories, characters and situations in this collection are eclectic, stimulating and uplifting. The title "Everybody's Life is a Hero's Journey" reflects June's belief that, when we look closely, no lives are ordinary. We are all on the hero's path even though some of us stray off it from time to time. The thread loosely connecting the different stories is an underlying message about overcoming adversity in one situation or another.

Most of June's short stories are for adult readers but the children have not been forgotten. June has included a few of the delightful stories she has written for children.

Published 10 June 2022

243 pages 

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The Belly of the Whale

A Collection of Short Stories 

The ten stories in this collection are about women confronting difficulties in their lives and having to make choices in pressure-cooker situations. The dominant themes are: 

  • love/hate relationships within families 

  • the nature of revenge and how its tentacles can wrap around us 

  • the power and redemptive qualities of friendship 

  • the randomness of people and events 

As they confront the headwinds and hardships in their lives, the women featured in "The Belly of the Whale" discover they are more capable and resourceful than they would have ever imagined.

Published 31 March 2022

227 pages 

Available in paperback and e-book

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Ludwig Leichhardt

The Man. The Legend.

To understand Leichhardt, the man, we must begin with Ludwig, the boy.  His father was highly influential and encouraged Ludwig to read, to be diligent, to love nature and to value knowledge above all things. 

Leaving everything he loved behind, the young Leichhardt embarks alone for the colony of New South Wales. In this book, we follow his progress, setbacks, disputes and triumphs in his successful first expedition and his failed second expedition. 

What happened to the man they called "the Doctor"? He and his men and animals disappeared into the unknown continent, leaving barely a trace. Their fate became one of the great unsolved mysteries of European settlement of Terra Australis.  

This enthralling new book on Leichhardt reveals him to be a visionary, a man so single-minded and determined that he would allow nothing to stand in his way of realising his great plan. 

Published 16 March 2022

215 pages 

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A Beautiful Thing

Jesus and the Women Who Loved Him 

We know from the Gospels in the New Testament that there were "many women" following Jesus throughout Galilee and Judea. What do we know about these women? We only gain glimpses of them and yet they are present with Jesus at the most critical times of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. Aside from his disciple John, it is the women who remain loyal and steadfast. 

How can we look beyond these glimpses and find out more about the women who walked alongside Jesus and find answers to questions like the following ones:

  • Who were the women in the Gospels?

  • What were their lives like?

  • In what ways did Jesus interact with these women? How did they with Him?

  • What contributions did the women make to Jesus and His ministry?

Each chapter commences with a fictional short story about the featured woman and the events which shaped her life. A non-fictional section follows with analysis, discussion points and relevant quotations.  

Published 21 November 2021

255 pages 

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